Holiday Sweet

holiday sweet

My very first illustration “Forest Spice Cake”, for my friends at “They Draw and Cook”  is featured in one of their two Holiday Books, just released.

Holiday Sweet and Holiday Savory are both available for sale at their site.

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Forest Spice Cake Gift Box:

I designed a gift box perfect for packing Forest Spice Cupcakes. Another idea would be a mixture of the dry ingredients and the “just add” card with the things that are not in the box.

Download the PDF files below and print out the images on medium to heavy paper 11 x 17. Align the printouts and stick them together before you score, fold and trim.

Forest Spice Cake Box PDF

Goul-camole

goulcamole002I love avocados. I eat them all the time…sometimes even for breakfast. After trying various guacamole recipes, I found that this is my favorite. Mainly because it doesn’t have lime in it. The catch is, you have to serve and eat immediately or the guac’ will turn brown. I only add lime if we have leftovers…..which is not too often at my house.

It’s spookilicious paired with blue corn chips and black olives! Visit “What’s Cooking” for other of my illustrated recipes.

And if you like to cook ,  “They Draw and Cook!”  has a wonderful collection of recipes from all over the world accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

Habichuelas con Dulce

If you want a Dominican to really make a sacrifice….ask him/her to give up “Habichuelas con Dulce” for Lent. This traditional sweet bean dessert is typical during this time. The custom is to prepare large quantities, enough to share with friends and family, especially during Holy week. What makes it even more special is that no “Habichuela con Dulce” is the same. Every version of the recipe comes with family history and secret ingredients. So I grew up loving the dessert but never dared to make it myself. Until last year……I figured I had baggage enough to give it a try.

Habichelas con dulce

And was so bold last week, that not only did I make the beans, I  decided to illustrate the recipe and submit it to one of my favorite websites.

“They Draw and Cook” created by Nate and Salli, two incredible illustrators. Their idea GENIUS! They provide a format…and you illustrate a recipe.  A contest turned into a book and a beautiful website filled with delicious recipes from around the world with amazing illustrations and designs. Visit them for more than a treat!